Automation & AI don’t make talent obsolete

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The same (unfounded) concern we've heard for years from network admins that the automation functionality in Uplogix is going to take their job is being applied to AI in the workplace. It can't be further from the truth -- both technologies enable skilled admins to spend less time on routine tasks and augment [...]

Presidential recruiting visit at SXSW, plus tacos

You can count on two things during mid-March in Austin, Texas: bluebonnets popping up along the roadside, and the city earning its self-proclaimed title of the Live Music Capital of the World with the South by Southwest Festival. For years it's been more than just music with the addition of film and interactive tracks. This [...]

Does cybersecurity start in the corner office?

While the buck stops at the CEO's desk, are they really the ones who should be driving corporate cybersecurity? Today, since the damage caused by a cyber breach rivals that of a terrible business decision, it only makes sense that the c-suite should be fully invested in corporate cybersecurity. The only thing that's keeping pace [...]

Federal shutdown highlights need for network automation amid the trend toward doing more with less in IT

The Uplogix CTO offers an editorial on the overlooked importance of network automation in federal initiatives for data center consolidation and the cloud. With the current federal shutdown, many federal employees are on furlough, yet essential operations continue. For IT groups, this is an expansion of the current trend of being asked to do more [...]

Experts predict federal IT staff reductions next year

Belts are going to tighten in Federal IT, making Cloud,data center consolidation and network automationeven more important. A recent article in the Federal Times says that federal IT staff sizes will likely go down next year due to continued pressure from sequestration cuts, ongoing migration of federal IT infrastructure to the cloud, and program consolidation [...]

Treating sequestration symptoms with local management

Avoiding the politics of the sequestration drama isn't easy, but here we'll try to just state some facts and discuss a few things that Uplogix can help out with. Change brings opportunity, and in a time of broad budget cuts there are probably many federal agencies that are going to look (hopefully) to technology to [...]

Uplogix completes FIPS 140-2 certification process

The code was validated, the hardware inspected, and the paperwork completed months ago. Now Uplogix has the final approval for the FIPS 140-2 Certification. No longer are the Uplogix 430 and 3200 Local Managers "In Process" with NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for accreditation of cryptographic modules for secure communication on government [...]

Expanding the reach of local management in secure mobile communications

Uplogix recently announced an agreement with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) that will allow TCS to utilized Uplogix solutions in their managed services business units, as well as act as a reseller of Uplogix solutions to end customers. TCS is a leader in reliable and secure mobile communications technology with solutions ranging from military communications to [...]

What exactly is FIPS 140-2 compliance?

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a computer security standard issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to accredit cryptographic modules for government computing platforms. The requirements include both hardware and software components and a validation program to ensure that federal agencies and departments are using more secure systems [...]